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British Airways Lounge JFK: Mashed Potatoes & Gravy

​”Go through the priority line. That way you don’t have to wait with the economy class passengers.” That was sound advice from the ticketing agent except for the fact that the priority line at JFK for British Airways and its partners only has one x-ray scanner. I waited over an hour in horror as the minutes ticked away from my precious lounge time. 

After being cut by every crew member and  every airport staffer, I finally got through security and proceeded to the lounge which is split into two sections: first and business. 

a desk with a chair and a wreath on the wallI recommend skipping the first class lounge as it has the feel of a funeral wake. It’s eerily quiet and dark and there is not much of a food selection. On a more positive note, the eggnog was worthy of cousin Eddy. 

a drink dispenser on a table

a jar of cookies

a glass jar with a lid and a silver lida candy jar with a spoon

a group of bottles on a counter

a group of wine bottles in ice buckets

a group of bottles of alcohol on a counter

a buffet table with bowls of food

a bowl of food with spoons

a plate of food on a table

Hungry for more than hummus, I went to the business class side which had the perfect food spread for the holiday season. Turkey, green beans, and mashed potatoes coupled with a Brooklyn Lager was the ideal pre-departure meal. 

a group of pots with food in them

a group of pots of food

a plate of food and beer on a counter

After a few more healthy servings, I left the dining room and went to the lounge area where I pretended to do work. Too full from the food, I snapped a few more pictures and waited for the boarding announcement. 

a fountain in a building

a room with tables and chairsa room with many chairs and tables

a room with chairs and a bar

a bar with bottles of wine

a table with fruit and a vase of flowers


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